Transforming Desire: Erotic Knowledge in Books III and IV of The Faerie Queene

Transforming Desire: Erotic Knowledge in Books III and IV of The Faerie Queene

by Lauren Silberman

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Transforming Desire: Erotic Knowledge in Books III and IV of The Faerie Queene by Lauren Silberman

The Faerie Queene anticipates postmodernist concerns with destabilizing language, and Lauren Silberman's stimulating study of Books III and IV of the poem proceeds from the assumption that Spenser has something important to say to us in the late twentieth century.
 

In these books, Spenser exposes fictions of total control for what they are—fictions. The text affirms the value of risk and improvisation over the temptation to seek guarantees. The books examine the role of desire in moving us to function in an uncertain world and tempting us to foreclose that uncertainty by strategies that seek to frame knowledge through total mastery of it.
 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520301719
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 06/22/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.46(d)

About the Author

Lauren Silberman is a Professor of English at Baruch College and teaches courses in Medieval and Renaissance English, early women writers, classical literature and satire from Aesop through South Park.  Her publications include Transforming Desire: Erotic Knowledge in Books III and IV of The Faerie Queene, Worldmaking Spenser: Explorations in the Early Modern Age (co-edited with Patrick Cheney) and articles on Edmund Spenser, Ben Jonson and L. Frank Baum

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